affordable 'on-site' marketing LEADERSHIP

Hire a Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer).

If your business operates without a full-time senior marketing leader, hire a Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) for on-site marketing leadership. Pay-As-You-Go, discounted Retainer Agreement, and fixed price engagement plans available. From £750 per day (ex VAT).


Fractional CMO: Your Best Marketing Business Partner.

A Fractional CMO brings the same wide-ranging skills and knowledge as a Chief Marketing Officer, expertly steering your organisation's marketing strategies to success, all while offering the flexibility and affordability not typically found in a full-time executive role.

Marketing Habits That Suggest You Need Fractional CMO Leadership.

Throughout their journey, businesses encounter marketing hurdles that, if not addressed, can manifest into something bigger, draining resources, cause frustration, and hamper growth. These challenges often stem from a deficit in strategic marketing leadership, resulting in detrimental marketing habits such as:

  • Skipping regular research on customers, competitors, or market trends.
  • Neglecting continuous development for sales and marketing teams.
  • Non-marketing professionals making crucial marketing choices.
  • Formulating business strategies based on previous years' sales.
  • Failing to use strategic marketing frameworks for planning.
  • Recruiting marketing staff with unsuitable qualifications.
  • Sales and marketing teams operating independently.
  • Relying on intuition instead of data-driven decisions.
  • A lack of unified vision within the leadership team.
  • Entrusting marketing tasks to ill-suited agencies.
sarah lambley, fractional cmo

When to Bring a Fractional CMO Into Your Business.

Thinking about shaking up your marketing approach or improving sales results? Bringing a Fractional CMO into your business might be the answer. Here are some common signals that suggest it's time to consider this flexible and cost-effective leadership solution:

  1. Budget Constraints: You seek cost-effective access to high-level marketing leadership, preserving resources for other priorities.
  2. Specialised Expertise: You require tailored expert guidance, specifically addressing industry or niche requirements for strategic success.
  3. Short-Term Needs: You prefer on-demand marketing leadership for project-specific requirements, without a long-term commitment.
  4. Scalability: You aim to seamlessly expand marketing operations to meet growing product or service demands.
  5. Market Expansion: You need insights and strategies for successful market growth, minimising risks and costly errors.
  6. Fresh Approaches: You're looking to inject new perspectives into your marketing approach, fostering innovation and competitiveness.
  7. Specific Challenges: You need targeted and agile solutions for addressing and resolving particular marketing issues, optimising performance and results.
  8. Transition Periods: You're navigating leadership transitions and require guidance to ensure business continuity and adaptability.
  9. Resource Flexibility: You aim to easily adjust marketing resources as business needs change, optimising efficiency and effectiveness.

Our project was to create a top-level marketing strategy which, once built, we could drive forward ourselves. And I can honestly say the work has been transformational for Yellowtail. After each workshop with VCMO, both Dennis Hall and I would be amazed at how much we'd achieved. We worked hard! But the results are worth it.

Sarah Steele
Operations Director, Yellowtail Financial Planning

Shout out to Paul Mills who bravely took on running a positioning workshop with us yesterday. Is there anything harder than doing the thing your client does for others for them?! Great work. Really thought provoking, and so important to have facilitated by someone with an external perspective!

Bryony Thomas
CEO, watertight business thinking

Paul is a professional strategic marketeer who is able to apply his expertise with marketing budgets large and small. The commercial impact of Shaw & Co's rebrand, which was initiated, designed and implemented by Paul, has been to differentiate us positively in a sector where few have succeeded. He delivers what he promises, on time and on/under budget, to a high quality. Paul made a positive impact on our business that will last.

Rod Leefe
chair, shaw & co

VCMO brings knowledge, insight and practical experience to the table, but also something else, which is quite rare, the unwavering commitment to finishing the job without compromising on the quality of the output. Their work for Yellowtail has been exemplary and we're seeing the results already.

Dennis Hall
founder, yellowtail financial planning

Key features of our Fractional CMO hiring service...

Accredited Marketing Expertise.

Our hand-picked marketers each have over 10 years of board-level experience in successfully scaling and transforming businesses and hold Fellow or Chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. This ensures you receive the highest standards in marketing leadership.

Affordable Services.

Our virtual business model eliminates the overheads of physical offices and traditional payroll, allowing us to offer budget-friendly solutions. This makes our services more affordable than hiring a full-time CMO. Additionally, our equitable pricing philosophy ensures smaller businesses are charged less compared to larger enterprises.

Adaptable Solutions.

Our solutions are designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes, budgets, and evolving needs. We can operate on-site, off-site, or through a hybrid model. With flexible pricing options, including pay-as-you-go, discounted retainers, and fixed prices, you can tailor our services to meet your financial and operational needs.

Agile On-Boarding.

Our agile approach allows us to become fully operational in your business within days of initial engagement. Skip the lengthy traditional recruitment process and gain the marketing leadership you need, precisely when you need it.

affordable & transparent pricing

Hire a Fractional CMO from £750 Per Day (ex VAT).

Our pricing approach is structured around a standard daily rate, which increases as your business scales. Our philosophy recognises that smaller, early-stage companies often have less complex marketing requirements and limited budgets compared to larger, established enterprises.

Special Introductory Offer for New Clients.

50% discount

Try out our Fractional CMOs at half price! New clients can enjoy a 50% discount on the standard day rate for your first two days. This low-risk opportunity allows you to experience first-hand the immediate value our seasoned marketing experts can deliver to your business.

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50% discount

Special Introductory Offer for New Clients.

Try out our Fractional CMOs at half price! New clients can enjoy a 50% discount on the standard day rate for your first two days. This low-risk opportunity allows you to experience first-hand the immediate value our seasoned marketing experts can deliver to your business.


If your business is considering hiring a Fractional CMO and you'd like to find out more, simply get in touch.

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